Archives for November 2013

Thanksgiving Weekend Deals!

Some of the codes will not be published until the day of the sale.  So add your fave items to your carts and check back here for all the codes on the days the sale launches! All the dates and sale details below:

ALDO

Save an extra 30% off all reduced footwear + save 50% off select Men’s footwear.

Save 15% off site wide.  Dec 2.  CODE: CYBERDEAL13A

Alice + Olivia

 Save 25% off site wide.  Nov 28 – Dec 2

ALL SAINTS

20% off (some exclusions).  Nov. 28 – Dec. 2.  CODE: THANKS

Ann Taylor

Save 50% Off Entire Purchase.  Dec 1 – Dec 2.  CODE: SHOP50

ASOS

Save 30% off site wide.  Dec 2 – Dec 4.  CODE: GIMMEMORE

BCBGMAXAZRIA

Save $100 when you spend $300.  Nov 28

Bloomingdale’s 

Save up to 50% off.  Nov 25 – Dec 1

Club Monaco 

Save an extra 30% off already-reduced items.  Nov 26 – Nov 29.  CODE: THANKS30

DVF

Save up to 30% off on wear-now styles from DVF’s Fall 2013 Collection.  Nov 26 – Dec 2

Save an additional 10% off site wide (incl SALE) and free shipping.  Dec 2 Only.  CODE: EXTRA10

Emerson Fry 

Save 20% off on all full-price items, (with few exclusions).  Dec 2

Hanky Panky 

Save up to 40% off.  Nov 28 – Dec 3

J.Crew

Save 30% off everything!  Dec 2.  CODE: MONDAY

Joie 

Spend $250, save 20% off – Spend $500, save 30% off.  Nov 27 – Dec 2

LOFT 

Save 50% off EVERYTHING!  Dec 1 – Dec 2  CODE: CYBER50

Madewell

Save 25% off Everything!  Nov 27 – Dec 2.  CODE: FEAST25

ModCloth

Save 20% off site wide.  Dec 2

ALSO: Free international shipping on orders over $150 (Nov 24 – Jan 4).

PIPERLIME

Save 30% off Sale.  Nov 27.  CODE: THANKS

THE OUTNET

Save 20% off site wide.  Nov 25 – Nov 26 (10AM EST)  CODE: THANKSGIVING

Rebecca Taylor

 Save 25% off site wide.  Dec 2.  CODE: RTMONDAY25

Rent the Runway 

Save 20% off site wide.  Nov 28 – Nov 30.  CODE: RTR2013

Revolve Clothing 

Save an extra 20% off final sale items.  Dec 2.  CODE: Cyber2013

Serena and Lily 

Save 20% off site wide and enjoy free shipping.  Nov 26 – Dec 2.  CODE: THANKS20

Shopbop

Save 15% when you spend $250, save 20% when you spend $500, and save 25% when you spend $1000.

Nov 26 – Dec 2.  CODE: BIGEVENT13

Tory Burch

Save 20% off orders over $300, save 25% off orders over $500, save 30% off orders over $750 plus free shipping.

Nov 29 – Dec 2.  CODE: HOLIDAY

Urban Outfitters

 Save $15 off $75, $25 off $100 and $50 off $150 and enjoy free shipping.  Dec 2

West Elm

Up to 25% off Everything!  Nov. 28 – Dec. 1.  CODE: STOCKUP

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And for my local readers in Chicago, be sure to check out the Henry & Belle Pop Up Shop at Roslyn in Bucktown.  Roslyn is one of my favorite boutiques in Chicago with really unique and beautiful pieces and I’ve been hearing nonstop about these Henry & Belle jeans as of late.  As an added perk, Roslyn is offering 25% off ALL ITEMS (full price & marked down merchandise!) for Black Friday.  If you prefer to shop on Small Business Saturday, you’ll still get 15% off ALL ITEMS + get to shop the Henry & Belle collection!

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Plaid Smock Dress

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ASOS Smock Dress with Cold Shoulder in Check  |  Dolce Vita Sandals (updated cuter version!)
Luv AJ Crystal Cross Necklace (on sale now!)  |  Celine Luggage Tote (other tote bags)

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I was walking into the Christian Siriano show at NYFW this past September when I caught sight of Courtney Kerr.  As my close friends know, I unwind at the end of a long day of child rearing with a glass of sauvignon blanc and trashy reality tv.  It’s not my proudest accomplishment but you name it, I’ve probably seen it.  Real Housewives?  A given.  Shahs of Sunset?  Guilty.  The Vineyard?  No, I too have standards.  Fine fine..I’ve seen every episode.

Anywhoo, so it was while watching yet another one of my respectable shows, Most Eligible Dallas, that I came to know of Courtney Kerr.  I loved her style, her big personality and was really rooting for her to find love throughout the season.  So, I was a little starstruck when I caught sight of her outside the show.  She looked fab in this voluminous plaid dress with exposed shoulders.  I just assumed it was some ridiculously pricey item and I didn’t look into it after that.  Then, I saw it on another blogger and it was from ASOS!

I love this dress.  The plaid print is very on trend, as we’ve discussed a lot here.  The cut is so oversized, dramatic and lends itself to great swingy movement as you strut.  And if you’re going to consume large amounts of food or are having a fat day, THIS is the dress for you.  It’s so voluminous but looks very chic and intentional so no one has to know you’re hiding a food baby under there.

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50 Shades of Ivory

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Gap Waffle Knit Sweater (Similar Old Navy version!)  |  BCBG Ingrid Skirt  |  Ibiza Mesh Sandals (Similar)
Celine Luggage Tote (Similar)  |  Giles & Brother Skinny Railroad Spike Cuff

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Going head to toe in 1 color is a look that I can’t seem to get enough of.  I like how you can make a big statement just by putting together similar colored separates that are already in your closet.  My favorite shades for this look are white, ivory, grey, black and royal blue.  But if you’re feeling bold, definitely try a red or even a pretty pastel!

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Oh and I wanted to share a quick video I took of my girls the other day…Enjoy!

Breeder’s Cup Watch Party!

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A few months ago, America’s Best Racing invited us to spend a day at our local race track.  You can click here to read about that day.  It ended up being such a fun and memorable afternoon that when they asked me to host a Breeder’s Cup Watch Party, I agreed.

Pictured above is the main table set up for the watch party.  Purple and gold are the official Breeder’s Cup colors so I used that as a jumping off point for the party decor.

IMG_0773Fun Breeder’s Cup paraphernalia like koozies and bottle opener keychains made great favors for the party! Thanks America’s Best Racing for the support kit!

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I ordered a variety of cupcakes from my favorite Chicago bakery (Sweet Mandy B’s) and topped them with these festive cupcake flags.  The flags were a super easy DIY project.  Simply cut out decorative paper (in the party colors if possible) and fold them over a toothpick.  Glue the 2 sides together and then cut out the ribbon edge.

breeders cup 2013 posterThe Breeder’s Cup posters were beautiful and really helped set the mood for the watch party.  Afterwards, friends ended up taking the posters to frame and display in their homes!

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A party guest brought over these beautiful fascinators from Indulge, a local boutique here in Chicago.  All were priced at around $40-$70, which we thought were great prices for such chic pieces.  If you’re in the market for a fascinator in Chicago, definitely check out Indulge Boutique at 110 E. Delaware Place.

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polaroid party detailsA polaroid camera is such a fun addition to any party and I always have mine on hand!

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What’s a party these days without the appropriate hashtags for live tweets and instagrams??

The party guests ranged from avid horse race enthusiasts to people that had no idea what the Breeder’s Cup was.  Watching together definitely got us all excited and into the race.  Congratulations to Mucho Macho Man for the big win!

This party was probably not something I would have thrown on my own but it ended up being one of the more memorable and entertaining evenings I’ve had in awhile.  Sometimes, it’s nice to do something a little different and find out, you really like it!

Layered Crop Top

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Urban Outfitters Silence + Noise Stitch Cropped Sweater  |  Madewell Modern Linen Muscle Tee
Rag & Bone Ripped Skinny Jeans  |  Plush Barca Slouchy Hat  |  Gap Leopard Slip On Sneakers (Similar)
Goyard Bag  |  Glam Rocks Midi and Stacking Rings  |  Giles & Brother Railroad Spike Cuff

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After lots of searching, I finally found the perfect cropped sweater at Urban Outfitters.  I have some slim fitting crop tops that are great for layering with long button down shirts.  But, I also wanted a more relaxed version to wear over t-shirts for a casual weekend look.  This is such an easy look that anyone can pull off.  A cropped sweater in a relaxed silhouette over a t-shirt, ripped jeans and some fun slip on sneakers.

Speaking of the sneakers, these leopard sneakers from Gap have since sold out but I found a similar version at Steve Madden.  Of course, if you have an extra $500 or so laying around, you can always go for the original version by Celine.

Also, wanted to mention something about this t-shirt.  It’s made of linen and drapes perfectly without feeling too thin.  I picked mine up at Madewell a couple months ago and it’s quickly become a wardrobe staple.  I was surprised to find that it’s on back order now until March but good news!  It is still available in black and white (Madewell Muscle Tee) and I personally am thinking I need one of each!

Finally, I am still loving all my stackable midi rings by Glam Rocks Jewelry!  Definitely head over to her etsy shop to check out her rings.  She also has some great new jewelry for the Fall!

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